§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on road maintenance and building in the United Kingdom in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mrs. Chalker
A total of £1,801 million was spent on English roads in 1981–82, including £823 million on new construction and improvement. The figures cover motorways, trunk roads and local authority roads. Final figures for 1982–83 are not yet available. I am not responsible for road expenditure in other parts of the United Kingdom.